NEWQUAY ROAD RUNNERS (NRRs) – RACES
The club currently organises 3 races that are part of the 15 race Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix (GP) and also plays a major role in assisting with the Indian Queen’s ½ Marathon.
The races are as follows:
Trevornick 10 mile – multi terrain
This multi terrain event takes place on the 2nd Sunday in May each year with the 2017 event being on Sunday 7th May with a start time of 10.30 a.m.. The event is a tough one and not recommended to those who’ve just taken up the sport. It offers quite a challenge to athletes of all abilities, even those in the elite class. The first half of the course is probably the toughest with a number of particularly long and steep climbs.
There are a couple of tough climbs contained within the final 2 miles but, if the weather conditions are right (clear skies and a bit of warmth), it offers some fantastic views on the coast in addition to the hinterland.
The race attracts around 300 runners each year. The race would not be possible without the tremendous support the club receives from Trevornick HP, National Trust and Velotive.
Cubert 1 mile run and 5 mile race – road
These races are extremely popular and take place on the first Tuesday in June each year. The date of the 2017 events is Tuesday 6th June. Both events have the wholehearted support of Cubert Village. Any surplus money made from the 1 miler goes to Cubert/Holywell Bay Community Projects such as the Christmas Lights, Cubert/Holywell Bay FC, Cubert Village Hall etc. The 1 mile event, which will start at 6.15 p.m. is open to children from the age of 5 years.
The race HQ is at the Cubert Village Hall
The 5 mile road race, which starts at 7.30 p.m. is one of the most popular GP events and has attracted over 700 entries in the past. For Cornwall it’s a relatively fast course with only a few minor climbs to overcome.
As with the Cubert 5 miler, the Newquay 10k offers runners the opportunity to record a fast time. The race, which starts at 9.45a.m. is on Sunday 5th February. For 2017 we will see a date change and the race is taking place on the first Sunday in February, it is race 2 in the Cornish Grand Prix and often attracts close to 600 runners. The race HQ is at the Newquay Sports Centre.
There’s a hill to overcome just after the 1 mile marker, after the water station at just over 3 miles, the next near to 3 miles offers some fast running as it’s either downhill or on the flat, there’s a bit of a climb just before the 6 mile marker right to the finish at the Sports Centre.
More information on each race on the left hand side